Addiction Treatment News Roundup #1
Addiction Treatment News Roundup #1 This is the first of a series of roundup post of some of my favorite articles and news resources about addiction, treatment, and whats going on in our communities. This week I bring to you the following four post I brought up for discussion today on a teleconference I had with some colleagues.
Just like there are addictions of all types there are a variety of treatments available to help those in need and desire help. I look forward to helping you stay informed on whats trending in our communities.
My hope is that you don’t choose to be blind to the fact that these issues can hit close to home. Keep your awareness up, stay knowledgeable, and keep yourself and your loved ones safe.
Innovative Health Solutions has an FDA approved device called the Bridge to be used for pain. The company is now filling for reclassification of this device. What the company would like to do is to be approved to use the Bridge to treatment opiate addiction pain.
Many addicts don’t complete treatment due to the pain associated with withdrawal while going through detox. It is hoped that the Bridge device will help the patient and increase the success rate of detox treatment.
Read More: Addictionpro.com
Due to the low price of heroin and the prescription drug abuse epidemic local communities in the USA are in a panic to. The DEA has reported that local police are now providing statistics that prove that heroin is now the popular drug of use in many communities.
Read More: News Vice
The last Cocaine Cowboy Gustavo Falcon is now incarcerated. Have you ever watched the 2006 documentary, “Cocaine Cowboys”? It was about how the Columbian drug cartel saturated Miami, Florida with cocaine. Along with the drugs came violence so extreme that many say had not been witnessed in the USA since Prohibition.
It has been said that the economic growth of Miami was due to the investment of drug money in local business and the establishment of new businesses.
Read More: The Fix
I’ve witnessed the Not in my Back Yard (NIMBY) attitude regarding treatment programs. Residents and governance alike can put up strong resistances regarding methadone clinics being in their communites. Clients, parents and families are hurt in several ways.
- Some clients travel 50-100 miles or more for treatment
- Gas cost is high causing clients to miss treatment days which makes them high risk for relapse
- Some clients don’t have a car and transportation assistance is inconsistent if available at all
- Clinics open up as early as 5am. Parents that drive an hour or more for treatment need to bring their young children with them. Breaking the sleep of children that need to go to school in a few hours.
The people who make the decisions regarding the best way to help addicts are sometimes clueless. Until the problem hits his/her home.
In this blog post you will learn about the stigma against medicated assisted treatment that still exist fifty years after Mary Jean Kreek working with Rockefeller University discovered the benefits of using methadone to address heroin addiction.
Read more: Newswire Rockefeller.edu
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